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Pearl Agarwal

Founder & Managing Partner

Focus Area - Fintech, Online Media & Gaming

Pearl, originally from an entrepreneurial family in Odisha, India, ventured to the US for higher education and earned a management degree from McCombs School of Business (UT Austin). During her studies, she co-founded a fintech startup focusing on trading algorithms. She later worked at UTIMCO ($40B fund of funds) and Merrill Lynch (M&A) before joining GIP, where she managed multibillion-dollar investments across the US and Europe.

Returning to India, she founded DotReview to support early-stage founders. In 2021, she launched Eximius Ventures based on insights gained from conversations with over 1,000 founders through DotReview. In addition Pearl has made 20+ Angel Investments across India & USA.

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Preeti Nellore Sampat


Focus Area - SaaS and Consumer

Preeti was born in Chennai, India. She developed a deep passion for tech growing up, which led her to join BITS Pilani. After graduating with an engineering degree, she worked in transaction advisory for the TMT sectors. Being an entrepreneur at heart, she had always wanted to work at the intersection of tech and product. This led her to join Flipkart early in its journey.

Post this, she moved to the US to get an MBA from MIT Sloan. She later launched a micro-VC fund, Infinite Road, in the US, investing in early stage across Vertical SaaS, Marketplaces and Consumer. Prior to joining Eximius in 2023, she has also co-founded a startup in the India-US corridor.

Investments Team

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Uttkarsh Poddar

Investment Associate


Uttkarsh Poddar is a highly skilled individual with a curious, attentive, and structured mindset, demonstrating patience and object thinking.

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Shubham Titare

Investment Associate

Frontier Tech

Shubham is an analytical and collaborative individual with exceptional listening skills, adept at problem-solving and effective communication.


Shriya Bhandari

Investment Associate


Shriya is a detail-oriented and strategic thinker, driven by curiosity. Her first-order thinking skills not only drive her passion for learning but also empower her problem-solving abilities.

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Laksh Sharma

Investment Associate

Online Media & Gaming

Laksh is a calm and accountable individual with a contrarian mindset, adept at communication and known for their ability to approach problems as a first-principle thinker.

Platform Team


Pankhudi Kedia

Platform Lead

Marketing and Portfolio Support

With a keen eye for detail and a strategic approach to problem-solving, Pankhudi blends creativity with data to unlock growth opportunities and drive impactful results.


Neha Thapiyal

Founders’ Office

Compliance and Operations

Neha is a proactive and empathetic team player, celebrated for her exceptional communication skills and her ability to foster strong relationships both within the team and outside.

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